EVERY 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the Month, 7-9pm at The Country Club, 634 Louisa St. Supper and a show - $10 Bottomless House Wine during the show - with purchase of an entree. For dinner reservations call 504-945-0742.
Monthly Beer Bust, 3rd Fridays at Phoenix Bar + almost monthly Alphabet Soup dine out events. Special events throughout the year, especially for Mardi Gras + Southern Decadence. No monthly meetings/ organized organically. "...we like to keep it loose. Want to join us? Just show up!"
October 20-22, 2017. Annual events help fund Project Lazarus home for people with AIDS. FRI Patron Brunch at Cafe Amelie. SAT MAIN EVENT 10pm-3am at The House of Blues ft. Chris Cox, w/ DJs Blacklow + Tristin Duffrene - plus costume contest, stage parade. SUN TEA DANCE on the PIER 12-5pm at Crescent Park w/ DJ Kittly Glitter. Also Oct 27-31 French Quarter events.
November 9-11, 2017, 7+9pm at The Broad Theater, 636 N Broad St. Ordinary people from all over the Pacific NW become weekend porn stars, making 5-minute dirty movies for cash prizes! Films run the gamut of LGBT+S sexual styles; funny, thought-provoking, sad, artistic, outrageous, and sexy-because they're real- created and performed by sex-positive people.
November 15-19, 2017. One 4-day weekend, walking-distance venues, low ticket prices. Small and tight and strong. Mostly local, mostly new, all challenging. Art before Commerce. "Downtown, wherever we can squeeze ourselves in around the gentrification." $7 per show or $40 a weekend pass, with some exceptions for shows at the Mudlark, Port, and Bar Redux.
November 23-27, 2017, Host hotels: New Orleans Marriott, 555 Canal St + Hilton Garden Inn, 1001 S Peters St. THU Thaksgiving Shakedown at The Vibe, 1605 Esplanade Ave. FRI 5pm Cocktails at The Marriot + 8pm Dondria Nicole live performance. SAT 9pm Vibe Party w/ Zahfar, Gorgious Montana, Big Beef, Burlesquee, YVNG, OJ Simmons, B Geezy, D Savage, and host Jamal Paisley. See details:
February 9, 2018, 8pm-midnight, at The Cannery, 3803 Toulouse St. Masquerade Ball Party to raise funds for HIV and AIDS-related support organizations. Dancing, entertainment, open bar, gourmet buffets. Theme: bad B movies, terrible plot lines, misguided facelifts, starlets and harlots. Early Bird special tickets.
February 8-13, 2018, the all-gay edition of Mardi Gras runs all weekend; non-stop parties/balls; the French Quarter coronation of the King Cake Queen. Gay balls begin in January. Bourbon Pub is at the center, open 24 hours/7 days a week. Mardi Gras Parades fill the streets Tuesday February 13, 2018.
February 13, 2018, 10am-2pm, from Bud Rip's, 900 Piety St. Known for their elaborate/ beautiful costumes, the core group gathers in the Bywater neighborhood each Mardi Gras morning, with the music by the Storyville Stompers brass band. Passing through the Faubourg Marigny and the French Quarter, the parade is joined by additional marchers in costume.
April 12-15, 2018. Annual music festival & parades. Music stages are located at Jackson Square, Woldenberg Riverfront Park, Bourbon St, Royal St, Bienville St, the French Market, St. Mary’s at the Ursuline Convent, and Louisiana State Museum's Old U.S. Mint. Special events at locations throughout the French Quarter. See the website for more details, closer to the date.
Mid-June, 2018. Past year included Kick-Off party + Variety Show + Washington Sq Park Festival + evening Pride Parade through the French Quarter, then dance and Sunday Tea-Dance. For updates/ details see fb or website below:
August 3-5, 2018. The premier American Jazz Festival dedicated to the life, legacy, and music of New Orleans' native son, Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong. See lineup and schedules as announced, at their website:
August 30 - September 3, 2018. Annual Labor Day Weekend celebrations, 100,000+ crowds; around-the-clock street/ dance parties; parade through the French Quarter. Revelers may shock some tourists (much to their delight!). Events include: Big Dick Contest, FRIDAY Parade, Boys on Parade Strip Contest, Outdoor Concert, Hot Ass Contest, SUNDAY Parade, T-Dance, Midnight Party, Closing Party.
August 31, 2018 (TBC), 2-6pm, the annual Friday of Southern Decadence Weekend at 714 France Street. Matt & Dusty's 10th Bear Gathering at their salt water pool, Jacuzzi and fun surroundings, open to 200 guests. Open bar and "swampatizers." Open bar + borderless bites. Tickets: see website. Proceeds to benefit Vet-a-GoGo, pet care on wheels.